Title: No Boundaries (Phoenix Inc.: Book One)
Author: SE Jakes
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages/Word Count: 187 Pages
At a Glance: Highly satisfying and definitely not the last book I’ll read by this talented author.
Reviewed By: Taz
Blurb: When your past closes in, running isn’t always an option…
The jobs Marcus Lowry works for at Phoenix, Inc. Investigations are quick and easy, and they don’t give him the nightmares his days as a CIA operative did. That is, until he gets involved in a case that grabs him by the throat and won’t let go.
Cole Jacobs left behind his old life as a rent boy to make a name for himself rebuilding high-end and vintage cars and bikes. But when a stalker threatens to kill him—and to hurt anyone who stands in his way—his past closes in on him, and he’s not sure where to turn.
The last thing Marcus wants to do is take on a charity case, and to say that he and Cole don’t see eye to eye at first is putting things mildly. But when the first attempt on Cole’s life nearly kills them both, Marcus realizes that Cole is in real danger, and Cole is forced to reveal everything. Almost everything. Because Cole’s deepest secrets could destroy them both.
Review: No Boundaries is the first book I’ve read by SE Jakes. All I can say is, what the hell is wrong with me that it took me this long? In this story, we meet Marcus and Cole. Both men have spotty pasts which haunt them, which makes them hesitant to accept what the other has to offer…namely, happiness and acceptance.
The action in this story is crafted beautifully, interwoven seamlessly with the emotional struggle of each character. The cast of secondary characters are well-developed, although they don’t deter from the main protagonists and their journey.
As I read the story, I found myself bounding toward the next chapter, eager to find out how this mystery would unfold. The sex was well crafted, bringing the reader along with the physical and emotional experiences of the characters.
It isn’t often that I come across a book that satisfies both my love of a good action packed plot line AND the beauty of two people finding love (along with all the emotional baggage that comes with it).
Highly satisfying and definitely not the last book I’ll read by this talented author.
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